Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert Airs
May 13, 2011 at 7:01 AM (PT)
Last night (5/12), CMT, CMT.com and media outlets around the world premiered MUSIC BUILDS: THE CMT DISASTER RELIEF CONCERT - a live, commercial-free, 90-minute concert special designed to raise awareness and funds for those affected by the recent devastating storms, flooding and tornadoes. Co-hosted by ESPN’s ERIN ANDREWS, HLN’s ROBIN MEADE and Comedian RON WHITE, the special featured an urgent call to action from President OBAMA, as well as performances by HANK WILLIAMS, JR., ALABAMA, ALAN JACKSON, GRETCHEN WILSON, KEITH URBAN, LADY ANTEBELLUM, LITTLE BIG TOWN, RONNIE DUNN, SARA EVANS, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, TIM MCGRAW and TRACE ADKINS. All money raised will benefit the AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF efforts.
Media outlets including AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK, CNN.com, multiple local TV affiliates and radio stations also simulcast MUSIC BUILDS, reaching tens of millions of viewers around the world. HLN will re-air the telecast in its entirety on SUNDAY, MAY 15th at 9p (ET), immediately followed by a half-hour, after-show special with ROBIN MEADE.
Celebrities were also busy manning the phone lines on the stage of the GRAND OLE OPRY in NASHVILLE, taking donations. Volunteers included ASHTON SHEPHERD, BIG KENNY, CLAY WALKER, CLINT BLACK, CRYSTAL BOWERSOX, DANNY GOKEY, DARRYL WORLEY, DAVID NAIL, HILLARY and HOLLY WILLIAMS, JAMIE LYNN SPEARS, JANA KRAMER, KELLIE PICKLER, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, NIKI TAYLOR, PHIL VASSAR, SCOTT HAMILTON, JONATHAN CAIN and more.
Check out all the performances from MUSIC BUILDS and more information on how to give here.